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A good laptop bag is a must-have for men on the go

A good laptop bag is a must-have for men on the go. It holds your computer and all of the accessories that go with it, from power cords to your favorite headphones. A quality piece will also be able to fit a few extra items like water bottles and snacks. You can even use it to hold a tablet or notebook alongside your laptop.

The best laptop bags for men will be sleek, professional and versatile enough to work in the boardroom or in a college classroom. We’ve picked out our top choices, with each featuring a padded laptop slip and plenty of pockets to keep your essentials organized. They’re also crafted from premium materials, making them the best laptop bags you can buy.

There are plenty of choices when it comes to picking out a new laptop bag. There are backpacks that look great for commuting, briefcase styles that are perfect for the office laptop tote bag and knapsack-style models that can double as a backpack or briefcase for travel. Some models also come with a packable rain shell, which is helpful for keeping your electronics safe from inclement weather.

Some laptop bags for men can easily change from a backpack to a briefcase and back again, giving you the flexibility to move with ease from work to home or school and everywhere in between. Others can be worn with the straps over the shoulder or across the chest, while still others are a bit bulkier and more traditional, suited for those who prefer a more business-like appearance.

You don’t have to spend a fortune on the best laptop bag for men, as even some of the most affordable options are expertly crafted with thoughtful features. One of our favorites is Mission Workshop’s Monty, a rugged messenger bag that looks just as at home in the boardroom as it does in a college classroom or airport security line. Its exterior is primarily made of durable 1680D ballistic nylon, and the interior includes a padded laptop slip plus a number of front zip pockets that are sized for everything from small electronics to pens and a wallet. The back features a zippered pocket and a leather belt that slides over a luggage handle for easy transport.

Another stylish yet budget-friendly option is Tumi’s slender, sophisticated briefcase. Its minimalist design is crafted from nylon tricot material that can fit up to a 14-inch computer, but it’s full of organizational details like a padded media pocket, three open pockets, two pen loops, a key leash and more. Its back panel unzips 180 degrees so the bag lays flat for easy packing and the brand’s Tumi Tracer program makes it easier to find the bag if it gets lost or stolen.

For a truly luxurious choice, check out Barbour’s waxed-leather model. It boasts luxury leather components and fancy brass hardware, while its main, clamshell compartment has an internal, padded sleeve to hold your laptop and three external pockets for storage. The only downside is that it has a rectangular shape, which doesn’t mesh well with the curvature of most bodies and can make it uncomfortable to carry when worn on the back.